- Written by Marcel Gemme C.C.D.C
Marijuana Treatment in Canada
Drug Rehab Services is a no cost referral agency to inform and help you find the proper treatment for marijuana addiction. We have helped thousands of persons getting the proper help in the following services:
- Outpatient treatment
- Residential treatment
- Marijuana Detox centers
- Private marijuana rehabs
- Long term treatments
Our goal is to provide you the best advice possible to attend a rehab centre so you or a loved one get a drug free life. Marijuana is the most abused illicit drug in Canada. There are some people who need to attend a drug rehab in order to get over their addiction. It is important to also choose the right kind of drug treatment to make sure it suits the individual.
Marijuana is the most widely used drug in all of Canada. It was reported in a survey that ten million Canadians have said to have used marijuana at least once in their lives. And a big 14% of all Canada has said to have used marijuana in 2004. Canadians between the age of 18 and 24 years old were surveyed in 2004, and 70 percent of them reported using pot. Over 600,000 people have a criminal record because of marijuana, either through selling or using throughout Canada’s history. In Ottawa, it was said that 370 kilograms of pot was produced locally. Overall, marijuana is the most widely present drug in Canada, even though the attention is not often put on it. This is why we need more and more people to attend drug rehab to get over their addiction so that it doesn't continue spreading.
Marijuana is achieved by processing the cannabis plant, but more often than not, the drug abusers will use the natural cannabis form. Many people get a hold of cannabis or pot though their friends or dealers. But some people even cultivate the cannabis plant in their own home. That is illegal per the Canadian laws. There is also the resinous form, which is also called hashish which some people use and abuse.
The effects of marijuana consumption are not as pronounced as some other drugs. But nonetheless some symptoms can be observed of people on marijuana high. First, their perceptions can be affected by the drug. But you can also see that their heart rate will increase, their blood pressure will also be abnormally low. Of course it is often very noticeable that their coordination will be a bit off and also their concentration powers will be diminished.
When a person decides to stop using marijuana, certain effects can occur. Of course, those symptoms are not necessarily as hard on the person as some of the other, stronger drugs. But nonetheless, it can get hard on the addict. Loss of appetite, loss of sleep can be hard on a person’s body. There might also be headaches, anxiety, paranoia and irritability and even aggression that can show up. Withdrawal lasts a long period of time and so there is a greater risk of the people going back to it. That is why some people prefer going through that with the help of professionals in a drug rehab center because they feel safer.
Where can I find a marijuana treatment?
There are several places where you can find help for marijuana addiction in Canada. There are different settings such as residential, outpatient etc. Is a detox needed? There are a lot of addiction treatments and drug rehabs, and because of the different types of rehabs, one has to be careful in choosing the right kind. Successful recovery is often dependent on the type of drug rehab program that the person attends. One of our counselors can do an assessment and give you the best option on marijuana programs for you or someone you love. Let us help you.